I know there is a simple unix command that allows you to view things from the top and/or allows you to scroll indefinitely toward the top. Not sure what to call it, so it's difficult to google. Thanks to anyone who can explain how to do either one for me
I believe Shift+PgUp/PgDn is the binding for wandering the scrollback under the default terminal in recent Ubuntu releases.
tmux both have this scrollback feature.